Penny Panorea was directing an advertising studio when she noticed that she spent quite a bit of time cooking for her clients, from Queensland Police, through to doctors and lawyers. This led to Five Sisters, where she and her five daughters combine their collective love of cooking and hospitality.
Whether you choose to sit in the sun-drenched courtyard or inside the cosy dining room, Panorea and the eponymous five sisters can be seen happily preparing Greek-inspired meals such as the Five Sisters’ signature Greek omelette filled with bacon, tomato and the choice of haloumi or feta.
Alternatively, the oat porridge with berries, cinnamon and a swirl of honey is perfect should the temperature dip below 10 degrees on winter mornings (it does happen in Brisbane), best enjoyed with full cream milk but lactose-free options such as soy and almond are available on request.
Pita bread platters topped with haloumi, marinated baby octopus or souvlaki skewers are popular during the lunch rush, as are dolmades if you prefer just to nibble. A selection of baked treats round out the experience, including Greek classics such as baklava and galaktoboureko (semolina custard) all lovingly handmade using an old family recipe.